Sartre, Jews, and the Other: Rethinking Antisemitism, Race, and Gender

June 17, 2020


The book, Sartre, Jews, and the Other: Rethinking Antisemitism, Race, and Gender, edited by Manuela Consonni and Vivian Liska was published in The Vidal Sassoon Studies in Antisemitism, Racism, and Prejudice series by De Gruyter Oldenbourg. 

The starting point for the compilation was the wish to rethink the concept of antisemitism, race and gender in light of Sartre’s pioneering Réflexions sur la Question Juive seventy years after its publication. The book gathers texts by prestigious scholars from different disciplines in the Humanities and the Social Sciences, with the objective or revisiting this work locating it within the setting of two other pioneering – and we argue, related – publications, namely Simone De Beauvoir’s Le deuxième sexe of 1949 and Franz Fanon’s Peau noire et masques blancs of 1952. This particular and original standpoint sheds new light on the different meanings and political functions of the concept of antisemitism in a political and historical context marked by the post-modern concepts of multi-ethnicity and multiculturalism.